Bruce H. Andrews
|Bruce H. Andrews|
|17th United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce|
Assumed office |
July 24, 2014
|Preceded by||Patrick D. Gallagher (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Todd Ricketts (nominee)|
|Born||Syracuse, New York|
|Relations||Ross Andrews (brother)|
|Parents||William Andrews (father)|
|Education||Nottingham High School|
Georgetown University Law Center
Bruce H. Andrews is the United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
Early life and education
Deputy Secretary of Commerce
President Obama nominated Andrews to the position on May 22, 2014. Bruce Andrews was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce on July 24, 2014. Andrews was named Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce by President Obama and Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 9, 2014.
Andrews served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce from October 2011 till his appointment as Deputy Secretary.
Prior to joining the department, Andrews served as General Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where he served as the chief counsel for the Committee and was responsible for policy, legal and jurisdiction issues.
Before joining the Committee staff, Andrews served as Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Ford Motor Company, where he oversaw the company’s federal and state government affairs. Prior to joining Ford, Andrews practiced law as an attorney in the Public Policy and Telecommunications Groups at Arnold & Porter. He was also a founding member of the firm Quinn Gillespie & Associates, where he worked with clients on a variety of issues related to transportation, technology, judiciary, telecommunications and financial services.
Andrews began his career on Capitol Hill where he served as Legislative Director for Representative Tim Holden (D-PA), as well as Legislative Assistant for former Representative Gus Yatron (D-PA) and on the staff of former Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA).
He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.
- "Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce". United States Department of Commerce. Retrieved March 18, 2016. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Weiner, Mark (May 22, 2014). "President Obama nominates Bruce Andrews, Syracuse native, for a top Commerce Dept. post". Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts", White House, May 22, 2014
Patrick D. Gallagher
|United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce
| Succeeded by|